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Dx psoriatic arthritis (knee) but now have constantly sore feet and big toe joint? Same condition? Or just consequence of limping?

Dx psoriatic arthritis (knee) but now have constantly sore feet  and big toe joint? Same condition? Or just consequence of limping?

Might be: It's a stretch to say a big toe joint is painful because you're walking funny. Given your history of psoriatic arthritis, i would rule that out before anything else. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?

My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?

Need evaluation: Sometimes when the knee "locks" or cannot straighten out fully, it means that there may be a tear in the cartilage (meniscus) preventing the knee from straightening. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist ( rehab medicine specialist) and he/she should be able to help you with it. ...Read more

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Been told i need a total knee replacement, are there any alternatives? Psoriatic arthritis

Been told i need a total knee replacement, are there any alternatives? Psoriatic arthritis

Maybe: Medical treatment can treat the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis. Your rheumatologist can tell. Once the joint is severely damaged, a total knee can resurface the knee, reduce the pain, and improve the knee function. An orthopedic surgeon can tell if the knee is ready for this. ...Read more

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Have excruciating pain on my sciatica radiating to my hip then down to right above my knee on the back side of leg. Do have psoriatic arthritis.

Have excruciating pain on my sciatica radiating to my hip then down to right above my knee on the back side of leg. Do have psoriatic arthritis.

Lets Rx the sciatica: About 20% of people with psoriasis develop a similar form of arthritis involving the spine.Thus, I would recommend we treat the sciatica w/either an anti-inflammatory like Motrin until you can get to your MD,like a spine specialist for a possible neuropathic medicine.They may also do an MRI or EMG to get more data in consideration of an epidural injection.Then its time for core PT. Keep me posted ...Read more

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After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

Rheumatologist eval: Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. ...Read more

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Psoriatic arthritis - can this cause heavy feeling in legs, swelling feet and stabbing pain behind knees?

Psoriatic arthritis - can this cause heavy feeling in legs, swelling feet and stabbing pain behind knees?

Yes: arthrittis means joint pains, swelling and tenderness, if you have these, and psodriasis, you probably have psosriatic arthritiw, methorexate, , azulfidine, (sulfasalazine) and several biologics work, well, may need all ...Read more

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How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

Yes: Multiple meds. Check with rheumatologist what is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the tests for psoriatic arthritis?

What are the tests for psoriatic arthritis?

Auto-immune tests: Many forms of arthritis, are auto-immune disorders, where the body mistakenly form antibodies against it's own cells or parts of the cell, such as the nucleus (ana=anton-nuclear antibody). There are now many very specific antibodies that can be measured that could suggest or clinch the diagnosis of a particular arthritis or autoimmune disease, including psoriasis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Psoriatic Arthritis (Definition)

An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more